If you are staying in Spain or Tangier and wish to spend a day exploring the charming locations surrounding the city of Tangier, then our Tangier to Chefchaouen shore excursion is the best option for you. First Morocco Tours offers day trips from Tangier to Chefchaouen that will let you see some of the most amazing places in the northern pearl of Morocco.
Our Tangier to the blue town of Chefchaouen shore excursion will take you to some of the most worthwhile and popular destinations in the blue city. The mixture of attractive charming old Medina filled with colors and picturesque mountains overlooking the town, adds a beautiful contrast to the overall view of the blue city.
Discover the blue town of Chefchaouen on a trip from Tangier. Take in the sights of the ‘medina’ (old quarter), full of houses painted blue and white, a tradition derived from Spanish settlers back in medieval times. Absorb the Moorish and Spanish atmosphere, see the 18th-century ‘kasbah’ (fortress), mosque, and main square, then enjoy some free time to eat, stroll around, and shop at the local souks.
Depart from the Tangier Hotel/Harbor towards the blue pearl. The driver takes about 2h30 hours through the Riff Mountains, passing by small Berber villages and the most breathtaking landscape.
The town of Chefchaouen is known worldwide for its narrow blue picturesque alleyways. A photo in front of one of its blue doors or walls makes a perfect Instagram picture. Apart from the fact that the town is a great destination for those who love photography, it is also a calm, chilling and a laid-back town.
Your Tangier to Chefchaouen shore excursion will start with a walk up and down the tangled streets of the Medina. The latter’s architecture showcases an Andalusian influence. Enjoy a walk through its narrow blue streets which also serve as a street market, displaying some of the Morocco’s finest handicraft and leather products, for which the town is best known. Because of the relaxed ambiance of Chefchaouen, which is hardly found in bigger cities, you will enjoy strolling at leisure the maze-like streets of the town until you reach the busy Plaza Uta El Hammam where the Kasbah is located.
You will then enjoy lunch served at one of the Riads’ cozy roof top terrace restaurants overlooking the hills of the Rif Mountains. Although Chefchaouen is a small city, its chilling vibes, great sense of local community, and a traditional lifestyle stuck between the past and the present, will captivate your soul in a way that this town will always be engraved in your heart.
Depending on your cruise ship call time, we will drive back to Tangier in the afternoon. Your Chaouen shore excursion from Tangier will come to an end late in the afternoon in Tangier port.
The distance between Tangier and Chefchaouen is 112 Km (70Mi), and the driving distance is 2 hours and 30 minutes via N2 and N13
Chefchaouen is a fantastic place to visit in Morocco. It’s unlike anywhere else in the country, and there’s no need to see any specific sights – just wandering around and taking it all in is sufficient. In addition, the city has a unique atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else, making it a truly memorable experience.
Let’s learn from previous visitors’ mistakes and avoid wearing blue when we visit Chefchaouen. Instead, I recommend packing pastels, whites, or anything that would create a nice contrast with the light blue. And since Chefchaouen is a very conservative Moroccan country, it’s best to pack modest clothing, even in the heat of summer.
Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, was established in the 1400s; however, it wasn’t till almost a century later that its walls were painted blue. This coincided with an immense influx of Jews into Morocco due to World War II. For them, this azure hue symbolized Heaven and their faithfulness toward God.
Chefchaouen is a remarkable destination with great history in the Rif mountains of Morocco. Its unique charm lies in its charming streets and architecture painted with stunning shades of blue – it has rightfully earned its name as one of The Most Vibrant Cities On Earth.
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